08-29-2012, 02:52 PM
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  • GregDR
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I've restored a few brushes in the past and I'm real fond of TGN's Finest, especially their extra stuffed. I decided however to try something different and went with their (regular) Silvertip knot. I got it a couple days ago and I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to use it or not. The middle of the knot had a little scritch to it and I was kind of going for a mega cream bowl latherer of death type brush, a real monster. So I wanted a knot that was a little softer but last minute decided just to go with it. Figured it should soften up some through use. Just got it set a few min ago and I'll give it a spin in a day or two and post a bloom pic!

Measurements:
Knot: 30mm
Loft: 55mm
Total Height: 145mm!

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Here's a quick size comparison pic.

First is a Wee Scot, Polo 8 then the Rubberset:
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 08-29-2012, 02:55 PM
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145 mm of a brush??? what??? Eeeeek I have the H.I.S brush and its a monster,with a less knot so I guess this is a monster of a brush for sure !
Your soaps and creams are scared...enjoy it!

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 08-29-2012, 02:59 PM
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Holly quacacacamolly!

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 08-29-2012, 03:05 PM
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It is ginormous! I'm really excited to try it out!

"I'm busting Jerry, I'm busting" -George Costanza

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 08-29-2012, 03:18 PM
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Shave me sideways! I wanna see it all lathered up Biggrin

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 08-29-2012, 03:29 PM
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Next to the Polo 8 really did it for me, that is a HUGE brush. I agree with beartrap, lather pic!

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 08-29-2012, 04:18 PM
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Greg,

Was that Rubberset brush, once you got the knot out, already 30mm or did you have to widen it? If so, how many mm extra did you have to open her? I have one from which I removed the knot and it's about 25mm wide, but there's a metal band inside that prevents any more widening.

oake

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 08-29-2012, 05:36 PM
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(08-29-2012, 04:18 PM)oakeshott Wrote: Greg,

Was that Rubberset brush, once you got the knot out, already 30mm or did you have to widen it? If so, how many mm extra did you have to open her? I have one from which I removed the knot and it's about 25mm wide, but there's a metal band inside that prevents any more widening.

oake

When I got it the knot had already been removed and the hole was 30mm. It didn't look like it was widened at all because there was still remnants of the old glue still on the inner walls towards the top.

I did do a brush restore on one that had a metal ring once. I took a needle nose pliers and a flat tip screwdriver then worked the metal ring out so I could widen the hole.

I'll have some lather pics up in the next day or two. Just want to make sure the knot is set good and tight.

Wish I hadn't sold my DB 1.5 ....I actually laughed at how big that scuttle was and I remember saying to myself "why would anyone need one that big?! lol" ....well ....I'm laughing no more.

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 08-29-2012, 05:43 PM
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Greg thats cool be carefull that could put an eye out!!

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 08-29-2012, 07:20 PM
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(08-29-2012, 02:59 PM)beartrap Wrote: Holly quacacacamolly!

+1

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 09-05-2012, 01:45 PM
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  • GregDR
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Ok, finally was able to snap some lather pics! I lathered up both a soap and cream.

First up I lathered some Mitchel's Wool Fat:
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Second some GFT Coconut:
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 09-05-2012, 05:46 PM
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Enough to lather up your whole body.

Nice brush, thanks for the pics.

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 09-05-2012, 05:57 PM
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That's a beauty! I have a huge old Double Duck #5.

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 09-06-2012, 11:16 AM
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(09-05-2012, 05:46 PM)Ecosse Wrote: Enough to lather up your whole body.

Nice brush, thanks for the pics.

lol, yeah. It's a real soap eater. I think I'm going to use it mostly for some hard soaps I need to use up.

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